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Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi
|Governor of Oyo State|
29 May 2011 –29 May 2019
|Preceded by||Christopher Alao-Akala|
|Succeeded by||Oluwaseyi Makinde|
|Senator for Oyo South|
May 2004 –May 2007
|Preceded by||Peter Olawuyi|
|Succeeded by||Kamorudeen Adekunle Adedibu|
|Born||16 December 1949|
Oja'ba, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
|Political party||All Progressives Congress (APC)|
Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (born 16 December 1949) is a Nigerian politicianfrom Oyo State ,south-western Nigeria. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria. He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years, and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP), a bid which he lost. He recontested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote.
Oyo, usually referred to as Oyo State to distinguish it from the city of Oyo, is an inland state in south-western Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east by Osun State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west partly by Ogun State and partly by the Republic of Benin.
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Abiola Ajimobi was born on 16 December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Iba, Ibadan. His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan). His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. He started his education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan. He completed his primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin. His secondary education was at Lagelu Grammar School.As a high school student he was active in athletics, table tennis, and football including serving as the school's games prefect.
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Ajimobi university education was in the United States of America, where he studied Business Administration and Finance at the State University of New York, in Buffalo, New York graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. His MBA was in Operations Research and Marketing with a concentration in Finance at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.
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In 1980, Ajimobi married Florence Ajimobi and they have five children. His first daughter Abisola Kola-Daisi is a renown Nigerian entrepreneur and founder of Florence H Luxury.[ citation needed ]
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